Artist Laurie Victor Kay, b. 1971 invites the viewer to escape through her work, evoking the psyche which is paramount to the seemingly opposing elements. With a multi-disciplinary approach, LVK blurs the lines between photography, painting, culture, and digital medium to reinterpret spaces into idealized imagined worlds from a wide range of subjects throughout the globe. LVK's studies in painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and photography at Columbia College Chicago (BFA 1995) inform her practice.
Recent projects include The Gratitude Project: a public art installation of 14 videos 3-D projection mapped on an 80 foot wide UNMC building to thank healthcare workers during covid. She has created multi-work permanent installations at Lauritzen Outpatient Center UNMC, Buffett Cancer Center, UNMC, Women's Center for Advancement, May River Capital Chicago, 4 World Trade Center, NYC, Marriott Capitol Arts District, Tenaska, as well as numerous private collections throughout the US. LVK has collaborated with companies across the globe, Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company and Solé Bicycles.
LVK holds strong belief in art's ability to create change, heal, and affect the human spirit.
Selected exhibitions include: Compositions - Spring 2022 Solo Retrospective Gilman Contemporary (representation since 2011) 2020 Visible Light - series Healing+Community Buffett Cancer Center, 2013-2020 Anne Loucks Gallery, Accessible Art Fair NYC 2016, Joslyn Art Museum ART SEEN 2015, Art Hamptons 2015, Clic Gallery 2014, ArtMRKT San Fran 2012, Art Chicago 2010.
Publications and awards include Camera Arts, Photo District News, INTERIORS, SHOTS, NY Mag, Outside Magazine, California Home and Design, the International Color Awards, and the Prix de la Photographie.
Laurie is the founding partner of Laurie and Charles Photographs whose clients include Tiger Woods, TGR, Tiger Woods Foundation, Nike, Proctor and Gamble, Warren Buffett, AT&T, New York Times, Mazda, Oculus, Red Cross, Publicis, Young&Rubicam, 1800 Tequila, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Northstar Foundation, Women's Center for Advancement, Film Streams, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, among many others. She is a current member of the Healing Arts Advisory Board for the University of Nebraska Medical center.
Born June 5, 1970
Residence: Omaha, Nebraska
Charles Kay Jr. is a first generation Thai-American born artist. His parents immigrated from Thailand in 1966 to attend university. Charles was born and raised in Omaha, NE. In 1992 Charles graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He has lived in Los Angeles, Paris, Minneapolis and New York before moving back to Omaha in 1996. His work has been exhibited at the Denver International Airport, The Center for Fine Art Fort Collins, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Anne Reed Gallery, Gilman Contemporary, Clic Gallery and Nelson Macker Fine Art. Awards include The Hasselblad Award, American Photography Artist Showcase, Pilsner Urquell International Photography Award, Aperture West Book Prize and Prixe de la Photographie. Charles has been known for his black and white architectural series titled Paris Still Lifes which is included in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Centers permanent collection. In October 2022 he will have an exhibition titled “UNSEEN - Emerging from the Currents of Assimilation” at the Kaneko Museum in Omaha NE.